- Nov 2012
- Lebanon, TN
Women Who Have an Abortion in Georgia Could Soon Be Sentenced to Life in Prison
HB 481, which is due to take effect on January 1, 2020, would also have consequences for women who suffer a miscarriage. If a woman were to miscarry based on her behavior—such as use of drugs or alcohol—she would be liable for second-degree murder, which is punishable to 10 to 30 years' imprisonment. Even if she opted to leave Georgia to obtain an abortion—she'd still be just as liable for punishment in the state. If a woman travels to another state for an abortion, she may be charged with conspiracy to commit murder, which can lead to 10 years’ imprisonment. And if you're a woman who wants to help a friend cross state lines for her abortion, you could also be charged with "conspiracy."
It's nice to know that Georgia has such an abundance of tax dollars, and nothing that needs funding, that they can waste money on crap like this!
now now there is a difference in a surgical abortion and a spontaneous abortion. Medically and in this law.